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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Fire Engineering
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Engineering and Related Technologies not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the engineering industry with engineering technicians specialised in civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical or fire engineering.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a technician level scope of practice as outlined by the Dublin Accord (International Engineering Alliance, 2002).
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Competently perform technical operations to the standards, ethical and professional responsibilities required by the engineering profession.
- Work collaboratively within team environments to provide a comprehensive engineering service in the relevant specialist area.
- Apply the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Resource Management Act and Health & Safety in Employment Act while carrying out engineering activities.

Graduates of the Civil Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of civil engineering.
- Use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in civil engineering and to implement these decisions.
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to the field of civil engineering.

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of electrical engineering.
- Use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in electrical engineering and to implement these decisions.
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to the field of electrical engineering.

Graduates of the Electronics Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of electronic engineering.
- Use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in electronicl engineering and to implement these decisions.
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to the field of electronic engineering.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of mechanical engineering.
- Use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in mechanical engineering and to implement these decisions.
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their field of mechanical engineering.

Graduates of the Fire Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of fire engineering.
- Use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in fire engineering and to implement these decisions.
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their field of fire engineering.
Education pathways
Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) will be able to study towards a technologist degree such as a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, or a professional engineering qualification such as a Bachelor of Engineering.

For those employed within the industry, the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice [Ref: 1714] (NZDEP) builds upon the academic learning gained in the NZDE, and can enable graduates to become a certified Engineering Technician and gain Associate Membership of the Institution of Professional Engineering of NZ (IPENZ) and/or apply to the Engineering Associate Registration Board to become a registered engineering associate.
Entry Requirements
IELTS 5.5
Education Organisation 16 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Board for Engineering Diplomas
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2612
Status Current
Created September 2015
Next Review December 2019

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